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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for AVX Corp. (NYSE:AVX)?

The company in question is, AVX Corp. (NYSE:AVX) currently with a stock price of 13.73 (0.00% today). The market cap for AVX Corp. is 2322.43, and is in the sector Technology, and Diversified Electronics industry. The target price for AVX Corp. is 15. Currently AVX Corp. is trading with a P/E of 24.05, and a forward P/E of 18.19. Average volume for AVX Corp. is 145.9 and so far today it is 35245.

Performance in the last year for AVX Corp. has been 2.60%. For EPS growth, AVX Corp. has seen a growth of -54.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 5.59%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -15.80% over the last five years and could be 8.60% for the next five years. AVX Corp. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 4.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -15.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.49%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 7.79%.

Since the IPO date for AVX Corp. on the 8/15/1995, AVX Corp. has seen performance year to date to be 15.90%. With AVX Corp. trading at 13.73, the dividend yield is 3.06%, and the EPS is 0.57.

So could AVX Corp., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 24.05. The PEG is 2.8, P/S is 1.92 and the P/B is at 1.05. The P/cash is 2.19, with P/free cash flow at 16.85.

AVX Corp. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 9.6, and the quick ratio is 7. This is with long term debt/equity at 0, and total debt/equity at 0.

In terms of margins, AVX Corp. has a gross margin of 23.30%, an operating margin of 9.10% and a profit margin of 7.90%.Payout ratio for AVX Corp. is 73.50%. Return on assets come to 4.00% with return on investment coming to 4.30%.

Insider ownership for AVX Corp., is at 72.58% and institutional ownership comes to 25.90%. Outstanding shares are at 169.15. While shares float is 45.57. The float short is currently 2.37%, and short ratio is 7.39.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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